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State Historical Museum of Iowa

  • 600 E Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50319
  • Phone: 515-281-3809
  • Region: Downtown
  • Overview
    Located in Des Moines' trendy, Historic East Village neighborhood, the State Historical Building is located in the heart of Des Moines. The iconic building has the versatility to accommodate all types of events, from large celebrations to smaller meetings and everything in between.
  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    Restaurants
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Free.
    • Group Rates: Please call (515) 281-5111 for group pricing.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-Sat.
    • Season: Year-round; closed official State holidays.
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly): iowaculture.gov/history/education/field-trips-group-visits
    • Tour Length: Varies
    General Information
    • Accept Credit Cards:
    • Accept Reservations:
    • Bar:
    • Catering Available:
    • Children's Menu:
    • Days of Operation: Monday - Saturday
    • Food Served Until: 2pm
    • Hours of Operation: Catering is available for private meetings all day if needed.
    • Largest Capacity of Private Dining Rooms: 60
    • Number of Private Dining Rooms: 1
    • Outdoor Seating Capacity: 40
    • Patio Dining:
    • Private Dining Space:
    • Seating Capacity of Private Dining: 50
    • Total Seating Capacity: 100
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Exhibits Space
    • Description The State Historical Building offers a variety of event spaces to accommodate group sizes from 10–500. The sky-lit atrium is perfect for a wedding reception; consider the auditorium for film screenings, presentations and lectures or book one of the multiple classrooms for your meeting or luncheon.
    • Largest Room 24000
    • Total Sq. Ft. 50000
    • Reception Capacity 500
    • Theatre Capacity 500
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • Free Parking? true
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Banquet Capacity 350
    • Number of Rooms 10
    • Classroom Capacity 60
    Classroom B
    • Classroom Capacity: 45
    Atrium
    • Theater Capacity: 500
    • Banquet Capacity: 350
    • Reception Capacity: 350
    Combined classrooms
    • Classroom Capacity: 60
    Classroom A
    • Classroom Capacity: 20
    Auditorium
    • Theater Capacity: 248
    Cafe Terrace
    • Theater Capacity: 175
    • Banquet Capacity: 175
    • Reception Capacity: 175
    Grand Terrace
    • Banquet Capacity: 400
    • Reception Capacity: 500
    Tone Boardroom
    • Classroom Capacity: 12
    Heritage A
    • Theater Capacity: 40
    • Classroom Capacity: 30
    Heritage B
    • Theater Capacity: 20
    • Classroom Capacity: 24
    Executive Conference Room
    • Classroom Capacity: 18
    Cafe Baratta's
    • Banquet Capacity: 50
    • Reception Capacity: 65